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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 7, 2016

Get ready to plan your 2016 today as the league releases the schedule.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

One more week until the SuperDraft as everything continues to take shape on 2016.

// FC Dallas //

Looking back at FCD's draft history |

Lots of familiar names in this piece as FCD has a fairly good history of getting a guy that can contribute. There are the duds here and there like last year's Otis Earle.

Gonzalez turns down the US for Mexico |

We discussed the talk of Jesse Gonzalez getting the US call for the January camp around Christmas but it appears that he went back on his invite and opted to join Mexico's U-23s instead this month. I can't say I am too upset for him over that either as he wouldn't have been able to play in either US friendly against Canada or Iceland.

// MLS //

Possible GA signees headline first Mock Draft |

Yet again another Mock Draft has FCD taking a defender. I think we'll pretty much see that as a theme in the mock draft season.

Drogba tweets that he isn't retiring |

The saga that is Didier Drogba this offseason is a wild one. We know there is Chelsea interest for him on the coaching side, which means Montreal has to get something out of it. But if he isn't retiring or going over to England, Montreal may have a shot at things with him this season.

New details about the Peter Nowak era in Philly |

Man, even more juicy details are coming out of this story that are worth diving deeper into here.

US Soccer is clearly pushing Morris towards Europe | Sounder at Heart

I kind of feel like Jordon Morris is in a weird place. He has a good chance to play in Europe and in Seattle but so many people are telling him he has to go to Europe. Very tough decision to make for a young guy that no matter where he ends up, he needs proper playing time.

Galaxy officially sign Larentowicz | LAG Confidential

On paper this is a good signing but I'm still not entirely convinced at the job Bruce Arena is doing this offseason out in LA. Then again, Bruce has done more with less in the past so I guess we have to give him something here.

Berhalter gets contract extension | Massive Report

Good on the Crew to lock down their manager for a few more years.

German clubs get a chance to see the US growth in soccer |

While MLS sides are finalizing their preseason plans this week, a slew of big German clubs are coming to Florida for a January tournament.